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Embracing our Sacral Chakra, the "Dwelling of the Self"

Today, I'd like to take a brief dive into the vibrant world of the "Svadhishthana" Chakra, or sacral chakra. Our center of creativity and emotions or “the dwelling place of the self” – "sva" meaning self, and "adhishthana" meaning established. For this chakra we must find that beautiful balance between passion and inner peace. When the sacral chakra is balanced, you may feel emotionally stable, creative, passionate, and able to enjoy pleasure and intimacy without guilt or shame. Your relationships and artistic endeavors are likely to flourish. Here are some symptoms to look out for in case you and what you can do to heal this energy center.

Sacral chakra
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Physical Symptoms:

Lower back pain

Urinary problems

Reproductive issues such as problems with the reproductive organs, infertility, menstrual irregularities, or sexual dysfunction.



Emotional Symptoms:

Emotional Instability - Mood swings, heightened emotional reactions, difficulty managing emotions.


Lack of Passion - Feeling uninspired, flattened, or disconnected from your creative and passionate side.


Low Self-Worth - Struggling with self-esteem issues, self-doubt, or a sense of inadequacy.


Difficulty in Relationships - Strained relationships, especially those involving intimacy and trust issues.


Guilt and Shame - Holding onto guilt or shame related to past experiences, particularly around sexuality or personal desires.


Mental and Behavioural Symptoms:

Creativity blocks

Addictive behaviors

Lack of boundaries such as difficulty setting and maintaining personal boundaries in relationships.

Resistance to Change - Fear of change or a reluctance to embrace new experiences and opportunities.

Procrastination - Chronic procrastination and an inability to follow through on projects or goals.


Spiritual Realm Symptoms:


Lack of Connection - Feeling spiritually disconnected or out of touch with your intuition.


Blocked Energy Flow - Experiencing a sense of energetic stagnation or blockages in the lower abdomen.



Here's what you can do to nurture your Sacral Chakra:


Meditation: Starting your day with a sacral chakra meditation to unlock your creative potential.‍

Art Therapy: Exploring your artistic side with painting, writing, drawing, or any creative outlet that speaks to your soul.


Dance It Out: Shaking it out and dance like nobody's watching!


Color Splash: Incorporating more warm, vibrant colors into my wardrobe and surroundings.


Connect to Water: Spending time by the water, whether it's a beach day or in a relaxing bath with essential oils.

Journal Journey: Reflect on your emotions, dreams, and desires.



Daily Affirmations you can use to strengthen this Chakra:

- "I am in touch with my emotions."

- "I embrace pleasure and joy in my life."

- "I allow my creativity to flow freely." - "I am comfortable in my body and I treat it with care."

- "I let go of past feelings that no longer serve me."



Crystals: Crystals can be a valuable tool in helping to balance and heal the sacral chakra, which is connected to creativity, passion, and emotions. I personally love using crystals to balance my emotions, and center myself! When using crystals for sacral chakra healing, you can place them on or near the sacral chakra (located just below the navel) during meditation or energy work. You can also carry them in your pocket or purse, wear them as jewelry, or place them in your environment to benefit from their energies consistently. It's essential to cleanse and recharge your crystals regularly to maintain their effectiveness in supporting your sacral chakra's balance and vitality. Here are some crystals that are commonly used for sacral chakra healing:


Carnelian: Carnelian is one of the most well-known sacral chakra crystals. It is known for its vibrant orange color, which resonates with the sacral chakra energy. Carnelian helps stimulate creativity, boost self-confidence, and enhance passion and motivation.


Orange Calcite: This bright and uplifting crystal has a strong connection to the sacral chakra. It can help clear energy blockages, increase one's vitality, and promote emotional balance.


Moonstone: While commonly linked to the crown chakra, moonstone can be used to balance the sacral chakra by promoting emotional harmony and sensitivity. It can help with emotional healing and intuition.


Sunstone: Sunstone is often associated with joy and abundance. It encourages a positive outlook on life, boosts self-esteem, and supports creativity, making it beneficial for sacral chakra work.


Tiger's Eye: While Tiger's Eye is often associated with the solar plexus chakra, it can also be useful for the sacral chakra. It helps balance emotions, instill confidence, and enhance personal power.


Orange Aventurine: This crystal is known for its gentle energy, which helps with emotional healing and balancing the sacral chakra. It can also promote creativity and motivation.


Amber: Amber is a fossilized resin with a warm and nurturing energy. It can assist in releasing emotional blockages, fostering a sense of security, and enhancing one's creative expression.


Red Jasper: Although it's often associated with the root chakra, red jasper can also be helpful for grounding and stabilizing sacral chakra energy. It encourages a sense of safety and security.


Remember, the sacral chakra is all about honoring your feelings and embracing your inner creativity. If you resonate with several of these symptoms, it may suggest an imbalance in your sacral chakra. It's important to remember that chakra healing and balancing are holistic processes that may involve a combination of practices, such as meditation, yoga, energy work, and self-reflection. Consulting with a qualified energy healer or therapist can also be beneficial in addressing chakra imbalances and promoting overall well-being. So get in touch with me if you’d like some support!

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